The Flu and Odd Dreams

Caris Roane Photo - Paranormal Romance AuthorI can’t decide if I’ve hated having the flu this week or if I’m grateful because it has benefited my writing brain in ways I can’t define but are really there. Today’s post is reflected in the title: The Flu and Odd Dreams!

Yes, I’ve been sick … so sick. I didn’t continue my editing on REVEALED, though I occasionally worked on the plot of the next book. I’ve lost a week and that causes my skin to crawl. I hate falling behind.

Cover of REVEALED - Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorMy dreams were so odd and many of them were all about trying to solve intricate problems. One of them involved a sequence of numbers that were integral to my computer. I’m still laughing about that one because I’m not techy in any sense. What I do recall vividly was the sense that I HAD to do this or something tremendous would be lost.

As a writer, I grapple with character motivations and plot tensions all the time. Here were both … in a dream … about numbers and my computer.

I think once I decided to become a writer, my brain started changing. It always thinks in terms of the visual, of light and color and how to incorporate both in a scene. It’s always thinking about a rising curve of tension in plot. It’s always hunting for ways to make the next scene more interesting, unique, better.

I knew I was finally overcoming the horrid weight of an ongoing fever when I was stirring my broth and my mind started whirring again about the next book that I’m already plotting. I laughed at myself, of course. I don’t think I know the meaning of the word rest. Or at least, being content while resting. I tend to binge-watch TV to keep my mind OFF what’s not getting done. Even then, they’re plot-rich stories like ELEMENTARY, which is a modern take on Sherlock, or HOMELAND, which is all about trying to uncover dreaded terrorist attacks before they happen.

In the end, even when I have the flu and have blown my way, literally, through two boxes of lotion-encased tissues, I’ve never really stopped writing. This job is part of me now. I will take it to my grave and maybe even beyond.

All for now.

Have a wonderful day and an even better night!

Hugs,
Caris

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Caris Roane is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-five paranormal romance books. Writing as Valerie King, she has published fifty novels and novellas in Regency Romance. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, loves gardening, enjoys the birds and lizards in her yard, but really doesn’t like scorpions!

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